13 days to go for Supertech twin tower demolition, stakeholders meet

The Noida Authority on Saturday afternoon convened a meeting to discuss the status of demolition of the Supertech twin towers, following directions of the Supreme Court in its July 29 order. The buildings, Apex and Ceyane, are located in Sector 93A. The demolition is fixed for August 21 at 2.30 pm, which is just under a fortnight away.
Information sought by CBRI as well as requisite details supplied by Supertech Ltd. and Edifice Engineering, a construction and demolition waste management plan, preparations made for countering the effect of dust created due to the demolition on the green area and parks located in ATS Village and Supertech Emerald Court (buildings in the vicinity) and steps to be taken for securing GAIL’s gas pipeline were discussed.
Based on the discussions certain directions were taken. A note shared by the authority states that CBRI found that Supertech Ltd. has not provided certain details pertaining to the structural audit and the same are to be provided to CBRI by August 7. After receiving the requisite information, CBRI will submit its report to Noida Authority by August 9, pursuant to which the authority will file a status report by August 11 before the Supreme Court.
Noida Authority will regularly monitor work carried out by Supertech Ltd. pertaining to the structural defects. Edifice Engineering will be working on suggestions provided by GAIL for protection of the gas pipeline. A meeting convened under the guidance of Additional CEO (P) to discuss preparations is to be undertaken for countering the effect of dust created due to the demolition on the green area and parks located in ATS Village and Supertech Emerald Court. For this, experts in Botany will also be invited to participate.
The analysis of the construction & demolition waste management plan submitted by Edifice Engineering to the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board will be completed in a week.

Noida: Three minor boys booked for allegedly posting ‘morphed photo’ of girl

The Noida Police has booked three minor boys for allegedly morphing a picture of a girl, also a minor, police said. The boys and the girl are in the same school, police added.
An FIR under Section 67 (punishment for publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form) of the Information Technology Act has been registered against the three students on August 3, police said.
“The girl is presently suffering from Covid, hence, her statement has not been taken yet,” the SHO said, adding that further investigation in the matter is underway.

Omaxe row: At forefront of fight against Shrikant Tyagi, women residents who refused to back down

“Ye jo step liya gaya hai ye sirf mahilayon ki wajah se liya gaya hai (this step has only been taken because of the women here),” said one of the several residents of Noida’s Grand Omaxe society on Monday, referring to the FIR against Shrikant Tyagi, booked for abusing and pushing a woman on Friday.
On Monday, society residents Swati Agrawal, Namita Singh, Mahima Joshi, Priyanka and Anna were among those fielding questions about the incident and its fallout.
“The action (of demolishing encroachment by Tyagi) that the (Noida) Authority has taken is welcome. But this should have been done two years ago. Authorities are lax; it’s only after yesterday that they’ve woken up,” said one of the women on Monday morning.
Swati Agrawal, who is in her 40s and has been residing at Grand Omaxe for the past 10 years with her husband and daughter, said Tyagi’s behaviour has led to several complaints being filed in the past. An author, she was a member of the apartment owners association (AOA) in 2019, when the encroachment first began. “He would also use the gym at odd hours, and when he was asked not to, he would respond rudely. He would carry his bouncers to the swimming pool each time he went for a swim. Women residents would feel uncomfortable, but when he was asked not to do so, he called me personally and threatened me. Can you imagine?” Agrawal said.
“We are waiting for him to be arrested. It should not happen that he gets released, comes back and starts troubling us again,” Agrawal said.
The women also credited their friend who stood up to Tyagi on Thursday. “It has been three days, gunday tak aa gaye (even goons showed up), but he hasn’t been caught… We can’t just clap our hands about the demolition that took place and be happy,” another woman said.

10 named in FIR for entering Noida society without nod, assaulting cops and residents; 6 detained

An FIR has been registered against 10 persons, who allegedly support Shrikant Tyagi, for breaking into Grand Omaxe residential society in Noida and rioting, the police said, adding that six of the accused were caught and detained on Sunday night, while the others managed to escape.
The FIR has been registered on the complaint of the security supervisor of Grand Omaxe, they added. The police identified the men Nitin Tyagi, Lokendra Tyagi, Rahul Tyagi, Charchil Rana, Prince Tyagi and Ravi.
According to the FIR, around 7.50 pm, two cars – a Scorpio and a Fortuner – stopped at the society’s gates. “At least 10 men stepped out of the cars and tried entering the society in a wrongful manner. They gave someone’s name and entered the society without permission from the said landlord… When the security guards tried to stop these people, they found these men had come with planning. They had come to spoil the atmosphere of the society… with wrong intention. They started abusing and beating us all. They threatened to kill the guards,” reads the FIR.
The complainant said he then called the police. “When the police tried to catch them, the people also clashed with the police. During this time, the residents came out. The accused started beating and abusing the residents of the society,” the FIR says. It also mentions that the incident led to chaos as residents were trying to escape even as the police tried to catch the accused. After some time, six of the accused were caught, while four managed to escape, the complainant added.

Bulldozers demolish illegal extensions at home of man who pushed, abused woman at Noida society

Bulldozers demolished a part of the illegal extensions at the residence of Shrikant Tyagi who abused and pushed a woman at a housing society in Noida last week, a video of which came to light later, officials said.
Officials of the Noida Authority reached the Grand Omaxe society in Sector 93 early on Monday with workers to demolish the illegal extensions Tyagi had made to his ground-floor residence which included an extended patio that was covered.
Two bulldozers rolled in just before 10 am, with workers who were trying to cut loose the wooden pillars making way for them. While the bulldozers partially demolished the glass roof and wooden pillars, the workers took over after 10 minutes as the bulldozers could not enter the narrow path. They used hammers to break the glass roof and the wooden panels in the narrow path.
Ishtiyak Ahmed, general manager (planning) of the Noida Authority, was present at the site alongside police officers.
The fight between the woman and Tyagi last week, a video of which was widely shared on social media and led to action against him, was also over encroachment of the common area in the posh residential society.

Noida: Shrikant Tyagi on run, bulldozers arrive at home

Two bulldozers rolled into Noida’s Grand Omaxe society on Monday morning to raze portions of the extended balcony area — wooden panels and glass roofs — of Shrikant Tyagi’s residence which encroached into common areas. Tyagi has been booked for verbally abusing and pushing a woman and is yet to be arrested.
The demolition went on for a couple of hours in the presence of Noida Police personnel and officials of the Noida Authority.
The action comes a day after a group of men allegedly supporting Tyagi barged into the society on Sunday night in an unauthorised manner. An FIR under IPC sections 447 (punishment for criminal trespass), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 120B (punishment of criminal conspiracy) among others has been registered against 10 men, of whom six have been arrested and four are absconding. An FIR was also registered against Tyagi on Friday under IPC Section 354 among others, police said.
According to some residents, after Sunday’s incident, a few parents were afraid to even send their children to school. The demolition has brought relief for them, they said.
Later in the day, Noida Police issued a reward of Rs 25,000 for Tyagi’s arrest, as per a statement.

Shrikant Tyagi held, got ‘vidhayak’ sticker through S P Maurya: Police

Shrikant Tyagi, who was booked by police last Friday after he was caught on video pushing and abusing a woman at the Grand Omaxe residential society in Noida, was arrested from Meerut on Tuesday.
Noida Police Commissioner Alok Singh said Tyagi claimed that he had got the “vidhayak” (MLA) sticker on one of his vehicles “through (former MLA) Swami Prasad Maurya”.
Maurya, a former BJP MLA, joined the Samajwadi Party (SP) ahead of the Assembly elections earlier this year. He lost the elections, and is currently a Member of the Legislative Council (MLC). Speaking to reporters in Kushinagar on Tuesday, Maurya denied having given the “vidhayak” sticker, and said he had not met Tyagi for the last four years.
Addressing a press conference, Singh said: “The vehicles seized from the accused run in 001 UP 32 series. He bid for each number plate, and each cost around Rs 1,10,000. On one vehicle, there is a vidhayak sticker. On questioning, he said he was provided the sticker through Swami Prasad Maurya. Tyagi’s driver also painted a UP government symbol on his car on his instructions. We will be taking action against the accused under the Gangster Act. So far, five cars have been recovered – two Fortuners, two Safaris and a Honda Civic – some in his name and some in his wife’s name.”
The sticker and VIP number plates, according to a Noida Police press release, were aimed at creating fear among the public. Police said Tyagi would also use his uncle’s licensed pistol to instil fear.

Noida detective agency illegally sold over 1,000 call logs to customers in marital or family dispute cases: Police

The investigation into a call detail records (CDR) procuring and selling racket in Delhi has revealed that a Noida-based private detective agency illegally obtained more than 1,000 call logs, the police said Thursday. The call logs were sold by the agency to customers seeking an “investigation” into marital or family disputes.
The initial probe in the case revealed that the private detective agency has been running for more than five years and obtained income tax documents, passport details, bank statements along with CDRs. Sources said that most of the customers are women and the agency deals with cases such as investigating marital disputes, family disputes, extra-marital affairs, background checks on families etc.
Deputy commissioner of police Brijendra Kumar Yadav (Outernorth) said: “There is a clear involvement of internet service providers and a government security agency. We cannot say if it is Delhi Police or any other state police. It could be a central agency as well. We are sure the accused were backed by someone who helped them get all the documents in an unauthorised manner.”
The investigation also revealed that more than five private detective agencies in Delhi-Noida are offering similar services to their customers. “The kingpin of this racket is on the run. We found other companies are also doing the same work. Raids are being conducted in and around Delhi to catch them,” said the officer.
Talking about the operation of these companies, the investigating team said the accused advertised on Facebook groups and WhatsApp by sending messages about the work their detectives do. Mobile numbers and social media handles are now being examined, said the police.